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Chapter 35. Recovering from Crashes and ... > Restoring the Administrator Password

Restoring the Administrator Password

If the Mac OS X administrator password is forgotten or misplaced, Apple provides a facility for restoring a password. Boot your computer from the Mac OS X install CD (hold down the C key while turning on your computer with the CD in the CD-ROM drive). When the Installer application starts, choose Reset Password from the Installer application menu.

Detected Mac OS X volumes are listed along the top of the window. To reset a password, follow these steps:


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